Job Search Advice
Should You Include a Cover Letter?Read the rest of this entry »
Looking for a job is a job. How may times have you heard that? It's certainly true, but it's even more challenging a job when the advice you get on how best to do the job of looking for a job keeps changing.
Take the matter of cover letters. Plenty of career coaches swear by them. Now we hear that recruiters and hiring managers are, if not ...
The Best and Worst States For JobsRead the rest of this entry »
WalletHub does a lot of those "Best and Worst" lists. They include the serious like 2016's States with the Best & Worst School Systems. As well as the more entertaining: 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions.As befits a financial services website, WalletHub also publishes all sorts of reports on the economy, jobs and business. Recently the site ranked the states on ...
Don't Make Your Job Offer All About the MoneyIt may only be natural when you get a job offer to look first at the "how much" part. But if that's all you consider, you're shortchanging the employer and overlooking benefits and perks that may well be more valuable than a few thousand more in pay.Read the rest of this entry »
Young, healthy workers especially are likely to discount the value of a health package covering medical, dental and vision. Even if ...
Employers Are Researching You On Social MediaYou've heard this advice before: Don't post anything on social media you wouldn't want your mother to see.Read the rest of this entry »
There's good reason to heed that advice, even if you haven't friended your mom. A CareerBuilder survey out last week says 70% of of employers use social media to screen job candidates. And they are finding reasons not to hire.
According to the survey of 2,300 ...
Your Career Needs a Plan BLucky is the person who found their life's work early and loved it -- if not every employer -- until the end of their career.Read the rest of this entry »
Most of us aren't so lucky. Sometimes we fall into a career because we need a job to pay the bills. Sometimes we chose a career because jobs were plentiful and the pay was good. And sometimes a job we loved at the beginning grew ...
Starting Pay for Class of 2017 Hits New HighThe class of 2017 is graduating into the best job market in a decade.Read the rest of this entry »
With unemployment at pre-Recession levels, and employers scrambling to fill jobs that are now staying vacant for a near-record average of almost 6 weeks, this first class of Gen Z college grads can expect an average starting salary of $49,785. That's 3% higher than last year, and, even adjusting for inflation, is almost a ...
Why Didn't I Get the Job?If you've ever wondered why you didn't get the job, you should have asked. You might not get an answer; in fact, you probably won't be told if you never got beyond submitting an application.Read the rest of this entry »
But if you made it to an interview with the hiring manager, there's a good chance that if you phrase your ask right, you just might get feedback that will help ...
STEM, Healthcare Top All the "Best Jobs" ListsThere's no shortage of lists of "best jobs." Perhaps the best known is the annual ranking of the top 100 jobs by U.S. News, which comes out at the beginning of each year. Glassdoor has a list of its own. Kiplinger has another as does CNN.Read the rest of this entry »
The latest one is this week's list of the best and worst jobs from CareerCast, the job search portal and syndicator ...
How to Get Behind the Interviewing MaskHiring the right person for the job is no easy job. Getting at the core of a candidate; digging behind the rehearsed, polished face all good interviewees put on is a challenge.Read the rest of this entry »
New York Times Corner Office columnist Adam Bryant has been asking leaders "How do you hire?" and recently compiled their strategies. He boiled down what they told him into three principles:
- Be creative. Go beyond the usual and ...
Black Is the Interview Success ColorBlack is the color of interview success.Read the rest of this entry »
An interesting and even quirky sort of survey from the recruiting software vendor SmartRecruiters, says 70% of the candidates who wore mostly black outfits to their interview got a job offer. Only 33% of the rejected candidates wore black.
Why that should be is anyone's guess. Maybe it has something to do with how the respondents to the survey broke down. Ten ...